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American Avocets by Tom Grey

Welcome New Executive Director:
Ralph Schardt

Ralph Schardt of Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Ralph is excited to put his leadership experience and passion about local nature to work at SCVAS. He has been an Audubon member for nearly twenty years and an avid advocate for birds such as the California Condor, and led field trips for local businesses and nonprofits. Ralph brings over fifteen years of leadership and development in nonprofit business, including running a private nonprofit foundation supporting environmental education for youth over the last nine years. We look forward to his lead as we continue to grow to support our mission.

RAILS Program for Teens

Our free eight-week summer training program develops teen skills in environmental "Research, Advocacy, Identification, Leadership and Stewardship". Applications accepted through May 25, 2016 or until the program is full. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)

Between February 12 - 15, spend at least 15 minutes counting and recording birds that you see in your backyard, a local park, or other natural area, and submit the results online. More....

Spring Birdathon

It is now time to register for the Spring Birdathon, one of our most important fundraisers. To participate join a team, gather pledges, then count birds March 26 - May 1. People who raise the most money win valuable prizes! More...

photo of Doug Bell holding a Golden Eagle

Speaker Series

Next program February 17, 2016: How Can Golden Eagles Survive in the Altamont Pass? by Doug Bell. More...

Front Page

Read highlights of current news from our chapter. This installment: "Golden Eagle Deaths at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area: Can the Population Recover?" by Gail Cheeseman. More...

Upcoming Events at SCVAS

See more events in our calendars.

Saturday February 13, 8:00 AM (Half Day)
Oka Ponds
Rain Cancels.


Sunday February 14, 8:00 AM (Half day)
Stanford Campus
The campus provides a bird friendly habitat. More...

Monday February 15, President's Day Weekend - tours begin at 10:00am, 10:15am and 10:45am
Young Audubon Elephant Seal Walk
Ano Nuevo State Reserve is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world. More...

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